Unprovoked Narratives: panel discussion

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Unprovoked Narratives: panel discussion

WE 13.12.2023 19:00

About film practices in the time of struggle and continuous provocation, intimidation and violations of Palestinians life, land and society.

Panel discussion with Mohanad Yakubi and Yara Yuri Safadi moderated by Rand Abou-Fakher.

From 11.12 — 16.12 you can see the films from Unprovoked Narratives by the Palestine Film Institute in our cinéma >>>


Yara Yuri Safadi (She/ Her) is a freelance film producer and curator born in Beirut and based in Amsterdam. In 10 years of festival work, her research in curation often interlaces film to politics and radical feminist practice. 

Mohanad Yaqubi (He/him)is a filmmaker, producer, and one of the founders of the Ramallah-based production house, Idioms Film. Yaqubi is one of the founders of the research and curatorial collective Subversive Films that focuses on militant film practices, also, a founding member of the Palestine Film Institute, that focus on supporting, promoting, and preserving Palestinian cinema, he is a resident researcher at The School of the Art (KASK) in Gent, Belgium since 2017.

Rand Abou-Fakher studied as a flutist in the Syrian Conservatory, broadening her practice in Brussels to audiovisual arts. Today, she works as a director, theatre actor, (art) project manager and programmer. Her short films Braided Love (2018) and So We Live (2020) have been shown at festivals and museums worldwide. In the process, So We Live won an Oscar Qualifying Award.



still from Shujayya, Mohammed Almughanni (2016)